As a brand new published Harlequin UK author, I am still high on the thrill from hearing the words ‘We’d like to offer you a two book contract.’ With Flo Nicoll’s guidance and encouragement I’d cut and saved characters and scenes, added more depth to my hero and heroine and intensified their conflict and emotion.
With each revision and tweak, I learnt more about developing characters and storyline. Taking out scenes I worked hard to create and still love wasn’t easy but worth the twinge of regret. They sit in a special ‘cut outs’ file, an integral part of my writing journey which began in 2008.
Another file holds my first completed 50,000 plus word, very ‘too much tell and not much show’ novel, finished in 2010. Set in Greece, it, along with others, complete and partial, may one day have a drastic revision and be submitted.
I am proud of ‘Bound By The Unborn Baby’ and am now working on ‘Coercing Her Heart’ with equally strong willed antagonists. Dax is determined to have retribution for his father through Cailin’s professional expertise. To protect her parents she is prepared to challenge him as both the avenger and the man, while keeping her integrity intact.
I have previously been published in the Romance Writers of Australia Little Gems Anthology twice, ‘Stealing the Detective’s Heart’ in 2013, and as Bella Bucannon for the first time in 2015 with ‘The Enemy Next Door’.
Always remember living your dreams is so incredibly fulfilling and fantasy is fun.
What a month!
My debut release, Bound by the Unborn Baby is out now!
The second book with Harlequin has the new working title of Hidden Secrets of the Heart and has an expected publication date of March 2017.
AND I'm happy to announce that I have accepted another two book contract with Harlequin Mills and Boon.
I am now on Facebook! Click the icon to find me!
Here are the Australian/New Zealand and UK Covers for Bound by the Unborn Baby.
The official release date is 7 July but it should be in chain stores (Big W, Target, Kmart) before then (around 20 June). It's really happening!
I have the US cover for Bound by the Unborn Baby.
I have signed with Harlequin Romance for a two book contract.
My debut book, Bound by the Unborn Baby is due to be released mid 2016!